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1930s and 1940s ceramics 1950s ceramics 1960s ceramics 1970s ceramics

1930s/40s

'Art Deco' was flourishing until after the end of the 2nd World War (1945) Crown Devon, Crown Ducal were producing some exciting ceramics but Clarice Cliff was THE name in the 1930's

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1950s

'Midwinter' were THE makers of tablewares. Poole for vases and decorative items. Beswick, Troika, Hornsea and Studio Pottery were all part of the 'Retro' movement in ceramics. An exciting time

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1960s

Portmeirion & Ridgeway (Homemaker Series) for Tablewares. Studio pottery continued to flourish. Barkers Bros created the iconic 'Fiesta' series - we carried on seeing colour and sharp design & 'Pop Art' influence

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1970s

Earthy Tones dominated the 1970's Carn studio pottery became the 'New' Troika. Hornsea dominated with their brown and black designs. Denby followed suit but there was some fun with 'walking feet'

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1980s ceramics     Contemporary ceramics

1980s

Royal Doulton dominate with their figurines. Lladro also. Television dominated. us. Ikea arrived and dominated design. Mostly 'advertising' ceramics- reflecting our TV and 'observe everyone else' culture.

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2000s

Lorna Bailey goes back to Clarice Clif. Moorland back to Art Deco, Spode back to history, Portmeirion back to the garden, Royal Worcester back to classic, Poole back to Red. Is there anything new?!!

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